I do not ever do the things you list. I'm not a super-nurse by any means. I just don't falsify my documentation--as I was taught in nursing school
, and long before that, as I was taught by my parents. I find myself in every situation you describe, but I tell the truth about it.
As I said in my response to one of those threads, I've never worked in an environment where I felt I was constantly under the threat of being disciplined for something like giving a med outside of the approved window. I don't feel I can guarantee that I would never falsify documentation, because I don't think you can be sure until you're in the situation. I do know I would be looking for another job as soon as possible.
If I give a medication late, or miss a turn, or something of the sort, it's because I used my nursing judgment to determine that something else was more important--or it's because of a human error that everyone makes in every job. I hate it when I do something like that, but it isn't so often.
If I were called into my manager's office to ask why I did my assessment so late, I would explain. I WILL have a valid, justifiable reason for it, even if it's human error (which is generally forgiven in such cases, as long as it isn't major and isn't habitual). I will never have a justifiable reason for falsifying documentation--lying. How could you say to the face of your manager, your co-workers, your patients and their families, a judge, a jury, "I lied"?